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AIDEA Attorney

Labor & State Affairs Section - Full-Time; Anchorage
(position 20-LSA-01; open until filled)

Job description

The Labor and State Affairs section is recruiting for a full-time attorney primarily to represent the Alaska Industrial Development and Export Authority (AIDEA), a public corporation (AS 44.88).  The attorney will act as general counsel for AIDEA, with duties involving board meetings, corporate governance matters, transaction work, loans, and project development.  The attorney may prepare, or work with outside counsel in negotiating and preparing, loan documents, financing agreements, and project development contracts.  The attorney will work with bond counsel on AIDEA bond issuances.  The attorney will advise AIDEA management and staff on contract enforcement matters, possibly including litigation or bankruptcy.  Advising AIDEA on the Public Records Act, the Open Meetings Act, personnel issues, and procurement matters will also be required.  The attorney may work on drafting legislation and regulations concerning AIDEA and its programs.  The attorney will be responsible for supervising and directing outside counsel providing legal services to AIDEA.

This attorney will also advise, to a more limited extent, other state public corporations—specifically the Alaska Energy Authority on Power Project Fund loans and other specific programs, and will serve as legal counsel to the Alaska Seafood Marketing Institute (ASMI).  Legal work for ASMI includes advising on contracting issues and providing advice to the ASMI board on the Open Meetings Act and other discrete issues.

Depending on section workload and attorney interest and experience, the attorney may also be asked to work on general governmental affairs matters with other attorneys in the section, including, for example, advising on constitutional law claims and legislative and regulatory issues.

Qualifications

The position requires a minimum of three full years of licensed practice of law. Experience in the following areas is extremely helpful and highly preferred:   loans and commercial transactions; secured transactions; real estate; and project development and financing.  Experience in drafting regulations and legislation is desirable, as is some familiarity with bankruptcy. The successful applicant must be able to work well independently and be self-motivated, and should possess precise analytical skills, strong writing ability, excellent communication skills, and good judgment.  Experience in transactional and prior public sector or government work is highly desired and beneficial. Applicants should be comfortable working independently under minimum supervision and enjoy being a part of a team.

Contact

Individuals who would like additional information about the position may contact Janell Hafner, Supervising Attorney for Labor and State Affairs at (907) 465-3600; email janell.hafner@alaska.gov.

Application Instructions

Salary will depend upon the legal background and experience of the selected candidate. The State provides a comprehensive state benefits package to regular, full-time, partially exempt (PX) positions. State attorneys are in the partially exempt service and serve at will, at the pleasure of the Attorney General.

Candidates who are interested in applying for one of these positions must submit a resume that includes a complete history of education and professional work experience and identifies at least three professional employment references. Candidates also must submit a comprehensive professional writing sample. A cover letter should specify the position for which the applicant is applying by using the job number indicated on the recruitment announcement. Applications can be either emailed to civil.recruit@alaska.gov (with the subject line titled “application for current attorney recruitment”) or mailed or hand-delivered to:

Office of the Attorney General
1031 W 4th Avenue, Suite 200
Anchorage, AK 99501

All interested and qualified applicants will be considered, but not every applicant will be interviewed.

The Department of Law is an equal opportunity employer and complies with Title I of the American with Disabilities Act. Applicants who need accommodation to apply may call Melanie Ferguson at the department’s Anchorage office (907) 269-5102 or Relay Alaska at 1-800-770-8973.